West Adelaide has unveiled its leadership group for the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League, with Louella McCarthy and Kirsty Degabriele named as co-captains.
McCarthy and Degabriele are both experienced campaigners for the Bloods in the SAWFL, with Degabriele racking up 178 games and six best-and-fairests.
McCarthy – the cousin of Hamish and Adam Hartlett – has played 73 matches for the Bloods and represented SA against NSW/ACT at Adelaide Oval last year.
They will be supported in the leadership group by Alli Evans – the sister of Sturt premiership defender Fraser – Brooke Trevena – daughter of South Adelaide great Darren and veteran Julie Power, who has played 181 SAWFL games.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, McCarthy said the existing Bloods players had welcomed the influx of new faces at City Mazda Stadium under coach Brooke Copeland.
Glenelg will be led by Cassie Hartley after the 168cm utility was elected as the Bays’ inaugural skipper for 2017.
The super-fit Hartley has played more than 250 SAWFL matches for a total of six premierships, as well as representing SA.
She will be supported by joint vice-captains Lexia Edwards and Emily Woods in a three-person leadership group.
From Morphettville Park FC, Edwards is a powerful full forward who began her SAWFL career in 2010.
Like Hartley, Woods boasts plenty of experience having played for 16 seasons, including four in the Victorian Women’s Football League.
North Adelaide has announced Jess Edwards will be its inaugural captain for the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League.
A development player who has been training with Adelaide’s AFL Women’s side, Edwards had an outstanding season last year en route to representing her State as well as winning Adelaide University’s best-and-fairest award.
Standing at 169cm, Edwards is a midfielder who can also read the play across half-back.
”Jess has already taken on a mentoring style role with the group and she has been a huge part of bringing the group together away from scheduled training sessions to promote team bonding,” North Women’s coach Matt Slade said.
Edwards’ deputy will be Leah Tynan, who has been elected as the Roosters’ sole vice-captain.
A best-and-fairest winner with Greenacres last year, Tynan has represented SA on four occasions.
Measuring in at just 163cm, she plays most of her football in attack while also playing off a wing.
Norwood will be captained by tenacious defender Rebekka McMahon for the 2017 SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League.
Measuring in at just 167cm, McMahon has built an extensive football resume in Queensland having lived in the Sunshine State from 2009 to 2014.
Hailing from Strathalbyn, McMahon represented Queensland in 2013 and 2014, the same years she also played in premierships with the North Cairns Tigers.
She will be supported by joint vice-captains Leah Cutting and Whitney Benson.